1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7 LT1 from North America
A car whose day has come - and gone
Routine maintenance only for a used car.
These cars are made like they were in the 60's and 70's, huge, floaty, fast (in a straight line only), and horrible on gas. The Roadmaster is terribly ugly - or unique - depending on your point of view. If I close my eyes I am in my dad's 1970 Chrysler Newport. The guy who said they blow away any import on the road - true, as long as you don't have to take a corner.
Back seat room is terrible and hard to understand for a car this size. A little less trunk and more leg-room please.
They look better without the vinyl roof - I will never understand that half-vinyl roof thing? Why is that so popular in North America? Never seen a Mercedes or a Jag or a BMW with a half a pool liner on the roof. ruins the lines of the car.
Time will tell, but I don't see these being hugely collectible in the future - I imagine most of them will get cannibalized for the Chevy 350 LT1 engines.
In this day and age, vehicles like this don't make any sense from a performance or gas consumption point of view. These dinosaurs had to die.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th September, 2007
They may be cannibalizing Roadmasters for the LT-1 engine, but they won't be getting yours, because the 350 in your '93 is NOT an LT-1, just the regular 180 hp 350. The LT-1 did not go into Roadmasters until the '94 model year.
X2... lt1's 94 and up.
The 1994 Buick Roadmaster is one of the best cars on the highway. They will never be able to make a car like that again. Very easy on gasoline. 33 miles to the gallon. Very nice ride. Like sitting on your sofa at home. Love it.
The sedans, maybe, although there's a group of people who really like them.
The Wagons have had a fanatically loyal following since the last one rolled off the line. They're already really starting to see pretty stiff bidding wars for lower mileage models (which on these is anything under 120. If you have one under 50, forget it. Big $$$).
As a friend once said, "The last car from the 1960's ever made was the Buick Roadmaster in the 1990's".
Right now, they're in that weird 15-20 year old netherworld where they're not yet old enough to be considered classic, yet way too old to be contemporary. Give it another decade, you won't be able to get a decent Wagon for cheap, that's for sure.
How many cars from the 1960's used as many plastic exterior body components as the Roadmaster?
Actually, the 94 estate wagon has the 350, not the LT1.